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38 in order to drive out nations that are stronger and more powerful than you, to bring you into this land,[a] and to give you their land as an inheritance, as it is today.

39 “May you acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in the heavens above and over the earth below—there is no other God.[b] 40 May you observe his statutes and keep his commands that I’m giving you today, so that life may go well for you and for your descendants after you. That way, you’ll live a long life in the land that the Lord your God is about to give you permanently.”[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 4:38 The Heb. lacks this land
  2. Deuteronomy 4:39 The Heb. lacks God
  3. Deuteronomy 4:40 Lit. all the days

38 to drive out before you nations greater and stronger than you and to bring you into their land to give it to you for your inheritance,(A) as it is today.

39 Acknowledge(B) and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.(C) 40 Keep(D) his decrees and commands,(E) which I am giving you today, so that it may go well(F) with you and your children after you and that you may live long(G) in the land the Lord your God gives you for all time.

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